Re: Peter Jackson + XBOX = ?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. In message <effqp6$32b$>, I wrote:

    > I suppose everyone's seen the news items today about the announced tie-in
    > between Peter Jackson's Wingnut company and Microsoft's XBox division. Not
    > sure what they're going to produce, but I think they've got an uphill
    > struggle.
    >
    > XBox is a distant number 2 in the game console market. The HALO series is
    > really the only set of hits it's had. Even Wellington mayor Kerry
    > Prendergast, when asked about video games, could name only
    > the "PlayStation" brand.
    >
    > And of course the whole exercise has been a gigantic financial sinkhole
    > for Microsoft.


    Well, whaddaya know. The movie's finances have got into trouble
    <http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2006/10/23/5713>. Now it looks
    like the whole deal is, at best, postponed, or at worst, completely dead
    <http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2006/10/31/5808>.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 1, 2006
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